Not everything is bigger in Texas. Just ask Lindsay, ’07, and Jared Knight, ’08.

We first heard about them after they shared expert advice on how to live in a tiny home with the University of Richmond Magazine this spring. For those of you who read the piece, you may have been amazed to learn the couple was also expecting twins!

If you’re like us, you’re no doubt curious how things actually went after Lindsay and Jared Knight brought home their babies. So the University of Richmond Magazine followed up with them to find out. As it turns out — and this shouldn’t surprise anyone  — nothing stops a determined Spider from making it work.

Sure, some things are different in a tiny house. Their tightly curated list of baby gear has evolved. They’ve realized they don’t need two of certain things. Some items that they skipped on first pass to save premium counter space are now crucial time savers — like the drying rack that keeps their six bottles in constant rotation. The twins also have reflux so the baby boxes were set aside in exchange for inclined sleepers.

When friends come by with toddlers, Lindsay and Jared sometimes wonder whether their tiny house will still work when the girls are more active. “Long-term, when they’re a little more grown up and walking around and getting into everything, it may not be as sustainable,” Jared says. “But for now, it’s a good option.”

Living in a tiny house with tiny humans wasn’t an unexpected situation for the Knights. They found out a few years ago that they couldn’t have children unless they used in vitro fertilization, which can often result in multiple births. Downsizing was part of the master plan to afford the procedure. It’s also how Lindsay and Jared plan to spend so much time at home during the twins’ early months and years. To them, that out-measures any amount of square-footage.